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Silent E is a song about a criminal that makes vowels say their names. It focuses on short and long vowel sounds.

The song is performed by the late Babi Floyd from 14 Karat Soul. The segments were animated by J.J. Sedelmaier Productions.

Segments and songs

Lyrics

Pin-Pine (without announcer)

These vowels have a problem, and Silent E's to blame.
Instead of "ah", "eh", "ih", "aw", "uh", he makes them say their name.
He's changed their sounds to A and E and I and O and U.
With powers like that, just think about the damage he can do.
Silent E.
He changes cub into a cube.
Silent E.
He changes tub into a tube.
He changes twin to twine, he changes can into a cane.
And this brave man must stop him, before he strikes again.
Police Man: Silent E! Your vowel sound attention days are over! I'm calling you off to the slammer, but of course, you have the right to remain silent! Look, a note from Silent E! It says...
Man: I love that pin you're wearing. I'd love to have a closer look. Gee, thanks so much for sharing!
Police Man: Well, sure, well I don't see any harm in that!
Oh, yeah! Silent E!
He knew that pin would be just fine.
Silent E!
He changed it to a pine!
Silent E!
A story sad but true!
He's escaping out the window and there's nothing we can do!
Police Man: Well, Silent E! You may have slipped out of my grasp this time, but mark my words, I'll get you yet!

Pin-Pine (with announcer)

Announcer: It's a plan, it's a plane, it's Silent E Man!
These vowels have a problem, and Silent E's to blame.
Instead of "ah", "eh", "ih", "aw", "uh", he makes them say their name.
He's changed their sounds to A and E and I and O and U.
With powers like that, just think about the damage he can do.
Silent E.
He changes cub into a cube.
Silent E.
He changes tub into a tube.
He changes twin to twine, he changes can into a cane.
And this brave man must stop him, before he strikes again.
Police Man: Silent E! Your vowel sound attention days are over! I'm calling you off to the slammer, but of course, you have the right to remain silent! Look, a note from Silent E! It says...
Man: I love that pin you're wearing. I'd love to have a closer look. Gee, thanks so much for sharing!
Police Man: Well, sure, well I don't see any harm in that!
Oh, yeah! Silent E!
He knew that pin would be just fine.
Silent E!
He changed it to a pine!
Silent E!
A story sad but true!
He's escaping out the window and there's nothing we can do!
Police Man: Well, Silent E! You may have slipped out of my grasp this time, but mark my words, I'll get you yet!

Cap-Cape

Announcer: It's a plan, it's a plane, it's Silent E Man!
These vowels have a problem, and Silent E's to blame.
Instead of "ah", "eh", "ih", "aw", "uh", he makes them say their name.
He's changed their sounds to A and E and I and O and U.
With powers like that, just think about the damage he can do.
Silent E.
He changes cub into a cube.
Silent E.
He changes tub into a tube.
He changes twin to twine, he changes can into a cane.
And this brave man must stop him, before he strikes again.
Police Man: Silent E! Your vowel sound attention days are over! I'm calling you off to the slammer, but of course, you have the right to remain silent! Look, a note from Silent E! It says...
Man: I love that cap you're wearing. I'd love to have a closer look. Gee, thanks so much for sharing!
Police Man: Well, sure, well I don't see any harm in that!
Oh, yeah! Silent E!
He changed that cap into a cape!
Silent E!
He's making his escape!
Silent E!
A story sad but true!
He's flying out the window and there's nothing we can do!
Police Man: Well, Silent E! You may have slipped out of my grasp this time, but mark my words, I'll get you yet!

Episode 97: Moon Rope/Welcome to the Moon & Episode 118: The Emperor's New Clothes/The Hungry Coat

These vowels have a problem, and Silent E's to blame.
Instead of "ah", "eh", "ih", "aw", "uh", he makes them say their name.
He's changed their sounds to A and E and I and O and U.
With powers like that, just think about the damage he can do.
Silent E.
He changes cub into a cube.
Silent E.
He changes tub into a tube.
He changes twin to twine, he changes can into a cane.
And this brave man must stop him, before he strikes again.
Police Man: Silent E! Your vowel sound attention days are over! I'm calling you off to the slammer, but of course, you have the right to remain silent!
Man: Silent E...

List of Words

  • plan
  • plane
  • cub Lion cub.jpg
  • cube 🧊
  • tub 🛀
  • tube A tube of toothpaste.jpg
  • twin 👯‍♂️
  • twine Twine.jpg
  • can 🥫
  • cane Candy cane.png

Missing Letter

plan

plane

cub

cube

tub

tube

twin

twine

can

cane

Adding Letters and Words

plan + e = plane

cub + e = cube

tub + e = tube

twin + e = twine

can + e = cane

Appearances

Trivia

  • The song has two variations: pin/pine and cap/cape.
  • When the announcer says, "It's a plan, it's a plane, it's Silent E man", this is a reference to the Superman phrase "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Superman!"

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